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Students of the Month October 2018

 Congratulations to the following students of the month. Christopher Carter, Reiko Scilingo, Alan Villanueva, Sebastian Gomez Valdez, Olivia Merrick, Alma Hernandez, Kendyl Brower, Laura Lipponen, Ron Belman, Kristie Herrera Garrido, Enya Walker, Jakob Silva, Ilda Livia Huoponen, Lindsay Harris, Lilou Gervais, Irvin Alvarado Martinez (not pictured), Peter Sanfilippo, Francisco Guardarrama. Great job everyone! (Miller)

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Students in the quad
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Students of the month
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Football team
Art students' mural
Drama students
Drama students
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Renaissance » Renaissance


Each year, Westmont High celebrates the academic growth and achievement of its students through the Renaissance program.

Committed to Rewarding Excellence

The Renaissance program is a concept and attitude.  We are working to increase student achievement and celebrate success.  Ultimately, we hope to one day have 100% of the students on campus become part of Renaissance.

Westmont High School is proud to join many other schools throughout the nation in making a commitment to student academic excellence and self-improvement through Renaissance. WHS has been a part of the Renaissance program for one year and has already seen growth in academic achievement.

Students are rewarded for consistent achievement and turning around a negative academic record. Both are incredible accomplishments and allow the school to come together to celebrate doing well in school, no matter what their past situation was.

Three Major Goals. . .

1              To focus on and emphasize academic excellence


2              To recognize and reward student achievement


3              To recognize and reward staff achievement

Qualifying for Renaissance


Students are automatically enrolled in Renaissance each semester that they achieve one of the following:


  • 3.0 or higher semester GPA at Westmont
  • 0.5 or higher Westmont GPA growth over the semester before


Depending on their academic qualifications, our school recognizes students through incentives and rewards such as:

  • Renaissance Carni"fall" in October for achievement/growth the previous spring
  • Renaissance Field Day in May for achievement/growth the previous fall
  • Student/Staff Luncheon
  • Teacher’s Choice rewards  (Teachers choose prizes they are willing to offer.  Students get a sticker with three spots indicating three prizes they are choosing to receive each semester)
  • Food prizes for all members
  • Raffle prizes for local businesses
  • Largest growth reward of free dance tickets and Westmont prizes